A Stainless Steel Apartment - Krueck+Sexton Architects

A Stainless Steel Apartment

Chicago, IL | 1992

This duplex apartment for a young family of four is on the top two floors of a landmark Mies van der Rohe steel-and-glass apartment tower. The clients desired a minimally furnished and dynamically detailed space that would reflect and extend the architecture of this classic building.

A formal living area, along with a study and master bedroom are located on the upper level and are linked by a new stair to the informal living spaces - kitchen, dining, study and children's bedrooms - on the lower level. The stairway and its accompanying slot yield dramatic descending views of the lake.

Materials were chosen for durability, ease of maintenance and a sense of delicacy and texture. These include glass chip terrazzo, stainless steel plates, colored stainless steel wrapped cabinets and laminated glass.

The Stainless Steel Apartment
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